18 May 1975
Shanghai Masters Champion 2012
Higgins enjoyed a purple patch of form early in the 2012/13 season, highlighted by victory in the Shanghai Masters which gave him his 25th world ranking title. He played brilliantly to come from 7-2 down and beat Judd Trump 10-9 in the final - also making a 147 - in arguably the best match of the season.
He went on to beat Trump again in the final of a PTC event in Gloucester, then lost to Trump in the final of the Bulgarian Open. But after that it was a poor season for Higgins, and he was devastated after losing to Mark Davis in the first round of the World Championship.
Ranking Tournament Victories:
World Championship 1998, 2007, 2009, 2011
Shanghai Masters 2012
Welsh Open 2000, 2010, 2011
UK Championship 1998, 2000, 2010
Grand Prix 1994, 1999, 2005, 2008
China International 1999
International 1995, 1996
British Open 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004
German Open 1995, 1997
European Open 1997